Show #62 – October 29, 2011
Ron Burzese, Bicyclingblind.org; Bina Bilenky, Philadelphia Bike Expo; Maynard Hershon, with a bicycling story
The skies have turned sunny in northeast Ohio this weekend, which fits the mood of this week’s show perfectly. We have three guests who are simply wonderful people, each with a great story to tell.
Ron Burzese is a competitive cyclist who has raced in numerous Texas state championships, a world championship, and nearly qualified for the Athens Paralympics. And he achieved all this without eyesight! Ron is a blind tandem stoker who works as a certified travel instructor for other blind people. Along with a few other like-minded people, Ron started the U.S. Blind Cycling Connection a little less than two years ago. Bicyclingblind.org helps connect sighted captains with vision-impaired stokers, and opens up a whole new world for folks whose legs and lungs refuse to to obey the limits of their eyes.
During the news this week, we have a short, but fun conversation wth Bina Bilenky, who’s the organizer of the Philly Bike Expo, which is happening this weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
And to wrap up the hour, the only person who could top a story like Ron’s is Maynard Hershon, and that’s exactly who we have in the second half of this week’s show. Maynard will bring us an amazing story that also happens to be 100% true. Not to be missed!